Families Can’t Wait for Health Care

Our goal is health coverage for every parent and caregiver in North Carolina – so they can be there for their kids. Help us get there!

Expanding Medicaid can help our families pull through incredibly difficult times.

Most of those who would be covered by expanded Medicaid are working – sometimes in multiple jobs – but don’t earn enough to qualify for a private marketplace plan. Many work in essential jobs like child care, food service, construction, and nursing homes.  

Let’s expand Medicaid so that North Carolina’s families can thrive! 

How You Can Help

Contact your state legislators

Ask them to support legislation to expand Medicaid & bring affordable health care to North Carolina’s hard-working families.

Join the Health Care Can’t Wait Action List

The best tool we have is our numbers, our voices, and our networks—relatives, friends, neighbors, coworkers. We’ll keep you posted on opportunities to make your voice heard.

Follow Us

Follow our social channels—Facebook & Twitter—for news, to stay on top of what’s happening, and to see when the next event will be held in your area.

Stories from the “Coverage Gap” 

North Carolinians share their experiences of life without health coverage, in their own words.

Alicia, Sheila & Renita
Watch Their Story
Randy and Steve
Watch Their Story
Jessica
Watch Her Story
Cassandra
Read Her Story

Do you know what it’s like to live without the health coverage you need?

Insights & Resources

5 Ways Medicaid Expansion Helps Kids
INFOGRAPHIC
Kaiser Family Foundation: Who Could Medicaid Reach With Expansion in NC?
FACT SHEET
Care4Carolina: Get the Facts About the Coverage Gap
HANDBOOK
Early Childhood Educators in the Coverage Gap
FACT SHEET & VIDEO
Cone Health Foundation: Benefits of Expanding Medicaid in NC
REPORT

The time to act is NOW

Expanding Medicaid will help people get the medication and treatment they need for chronic conditions like diabetes, mental health needs, cancer, and other life-threatening diseases. 

Most states have already expanded Medicaid. Thirty-eight states and DC have expanded Medicaid, including Virginia, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Indiana. They are experiencing better health outcomes and positive fiscal impact. Not one state has reversed this decision since 2010. 

Affordable health coverage helps small businesses. Many small businesses can’t afford to offer health coverage to employees – even in the best of times. Medicaid expansion can build a healthier workforce in North Carolina for businesses like restaurants, tourism, and child care, hit hardest by the pandemic. 

In the News

NCGA Front View

News & Observer

NC budget did not include Medicaid expansion. But it may have created a path forward.

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WRAL

Poll: GOP voters back Medicaid expansion in NC, especially when they learn more about who benefits, who doesn't

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WFDD

The ER charged him $6,589.77 for 6 stitches, a cost that led his wife to avoid the ER

Listen

NC Health News

Six Republican counties in WNC pledged their support for Medicaid expansion. What’s changed?

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Public News Service

Without Action from Lawmakers, NC’s Child Uninsured Rate Expected to Rise

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